Muesli Chocolate Chip Cookies
August 4, 2010 § 32 Comments
Back in the days when I was still a little kid (how I wish I could turn back time!), I would go to this one summer camp year after year. Like any summer camps, we had our camp songs that we would sing near and dear to our hearts. I remember so clearly that Tuesdays and Thursdays were Pool Days, meaning we got to go on the school bus and go on a field trip to the swimming pool! On those days, we would sing this song:
Swimming, swimming, in the swimming pool
The day is hot, the day is cold, in the swimming pool!
Breath stroke, side stroke, fancy diving too
But don’t you wish you can have, anything else to do!
This morning, I did just that! I went swimming at the pool in our community. And by swimming, i didn’t mean your splish-splash type, but swimming laps. It’s a great total-body workout!
I did about 35 min of alternating free-style and breath strokes.
True story: I used to be deathly scared of water when I was little. I took my first swimming lesson when I was 6 or so. I accidentally swallowed and choked on lots of water, and refused to take another swimming lesson from then on. Finally during 3rd grade, we were required to take some sort of swimming lesson for our P.E. class. I had no choice but to face my fears as I, once again, tackled to put my head under water. I realized during that first class that I liked swimming. It felt so calm and serene under the water, and I loved the way that I could float around like I was in outer space.
+ What was a fear that you had as a kid, but had to face eventually?
After much bumming around in the house these past few days, I finally got to meet up with one of my high school friends today! For lunch, I requested we go to another vegetarian restaurant.
The restaurant was located at the entrance/exit of a trail–just perfect for hungry hikers! But alas, we didn’t go hiking today (toooooooooo hot!), but I was still hangry from my swim in the morning!
For starter, we had a small salad with passionfruit dressing and pumpkin soup. Both are to die for!!! And I’m not even close to exaggerating.
For my main course, I had Pumpkin Rice Noodles (very tasty!) that was loaded with mushrooms and veggies.
While my friend S got the Mushroom Risotto. Last time I was here I got this dish too, and it was the best risotto I’ve had. Ever. (Sorry for the blurry pic)
The meal was followed by a light dessert, Lavendar Tea Jello, and iced tea with an apple slice!
I only managed to finish half of my noodles, so I asked the waitress to pack it to-go for me, thinking that it’d make a yummy lunch another day. Ugh, and now I can’t believe I actually forgot it there! 😦
The heat made us want to hide in cold, air-conditioned buildings. What better ways to satisfy our needs to be cooled than hiding in a dark and chilly movie theater? Off we went to see some booty-kickin’ Angelina Jolie.
Like always, she totally rocked her role, and I was absolutely diggin’ her in the black hair!
We killed time at a mini arcade while waiting for the movie. S is the master of the master of these claw machines. I kid you not!
The results? Pacman and his little jellyfish friend. Actually, S managed to get me two jellyfishies 😀
Okay, so here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for–the recipe for the cookies I made yesterday.
Muesli Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup Muesli
- 1/2 whole wheat flour
- 3-4 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup (or less) honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 340 degrees. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Then, in a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and blend.
Add the dry to the wet and mix with spatula till only combined.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper, about 1 inch apart (they don’t rise much). Bake for 10-12 minutes.
These cookies are moist and chewy! One bite equals a chockful of grainy touch from the muesli!
Not enough salivating cues from this post? I leave you with this:
Matcha fluffy-shaved ice with sweet adzuki beans! The shaved ice has a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Enjoy!